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The Hills Shire

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in The Hills Shire in 2011 than any other occupation.

The Hills Shire's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area, education levels, and the working and social aspirations of the population. When viewed with other indicators, such as Educational Qualifications and Individual Income, Occupation is a key measure for evaluating The Hills Shire's socio-economic status and skill base.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'In the main job held last week, what was the person's occupation?' and 'What are the main tasks that the person himself/herself usually performs in that occupation?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
The Hills Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Managers
13,15817.813.312,51817.713.2+639
Professionals
20,36327.525.518,11925.623.8+2,243
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers8,36211.312.28,23311.712.7+129
Community and Personal Service Workers
5,2927.18.84,7476.78.0+546
Clerical and Administrative Workers
12,91417.416.212,63817.916.7+276
Sales Workers
7,41610.09.07,44210.59.5-26
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2,1943.05.72,2763.26.0-82
map this data in atlas.idLabourers3,2644.47.33,4774.98.1-213
Inadequately described
1,0881.52.01,1931.72.1-105

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2011
Occupation of employment, 2011 Managers, Greater Sydney: 13.3% Professionals, Greater Sydney: 25.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Sydney: 12.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Sydney: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Sydney: 16.2% Sales Workers, Greater Sydney: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Sydney: 5.7% Labourers, Greater Sydney: 7.3% Inadequately described, Greater Sydney: 2.0% Managers, The Hills Shire: 17.8% Professionals, The Hills Shire: 27.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, The Hills Shire: 11.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, The Hills Shire: 7.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, The Hills Shire: 17.4% Sales Workers, The Hills Shire: 10.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, The Hills Shire: 3.0% Labourers, The Hills Shire: 4.4% Inadequately described, The Hills Shire: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, The Hills Shire: +639 Professionals, The Hills Shire: +2,243 Technicians and Trades Workers, The Hills Shire: +129 Community and Personal Service Workers, The Hills Shire: +546 Clerical and Administrative Workers, The Hills Shire: +276 Sales Workers, The Hills Shire: -26 Machinery Operators And Drivers, The Hills Shire: -82 Labourers, The Hills Shire: -213 Inadequately described, The Hills Shire: -105
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in The Hills Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (20,363 people or 27.5%)
  • Managers (13,158 people or 17.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (12,914 people or 17.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 46,435 people in total or 62.7% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 25.5% in Professionals; 13.3% in Managers; and 16.2% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of The Hills Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (17.8% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (27.5% compared to 25.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (4.4% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (3.0% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in The Hills Shire increased by 3,407 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in The Hills Shire were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+2,243 persons)
  • Managers (+639 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+546 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+276 persons)

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